Monthly Archives: May 2013

Should we use questions to teach? – Part 2

Yesterday I kicked off a lengthy post on questioning.  Today I conclude it. What we have up to now is an amorphous outpouring of thoughts on questions; time to put some structure on it.  What if we say that questions … Continue reading

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Should we use questions to teach? – Part 1

I had intended this to be a three part series, however while trying to write the final post today, I realised I had left out an extremely important piece of the puzzle.  In the first post I talked about ‘understanding’, … Continue reading

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When is a thought not a thought?

When it’s a guess. If you can dream, and not makes dreams your master; If you can think, and not make thought your aim. Rudyard Kipling Last week I wrote about what I perceived as ‘fervour around understanding’ in education, … Continue reading

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Why is it that students always seem to understand, but then never remember?

Preamble I’ve had a week to think about what direction I’d like to take with this blog, and what questions or issues it should take on.  Do I focus just on mathematics?  Do I look at systemic issues?  Do I … Continue reading

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